Cansu Aykota

After graduating with a distinction from Eastern Mediterranean University in North Cyprus, I completed my LLM in European Legal Studies at Cardiff University in 2010 and worked as a lawyer in Istanbul for 2 years. In January 2012, I started my research at Brunel Law School.

I intend to write a PhD thesis about the freedom of the press in Turkey. My research question will consider the importance of a free press for a democratic society and the role of press freedom for the development of democracy in Turkey. I will examine the extent to which Western liberal ideas are appropriate as a model for Turkey in terms of building stronger press standards in the country, which wouldn’t be affected by political changes. 

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